January 18, 2012

Do You Have Cold Floors?

Cold floors are more than just a reason to buy new slippers - they could be a sign that your crawl space is increasing your electric bill.

If you have a vented or unsealed crawl space then the heat you're pumping into your home is only being wasted because of the vents.

Here's how it works: air is pulled into your crawl space through vents, foundation cracks and loose doors. As air warms it rises up through your home.

As the warmer air rises up through your home, it escapes through your chimney or attic eaves. The exiting air creates suction which will pull the cold air up into your living spaces. And the outside air is constantly being pulled into your crawl space through those open vents.

This means you'll end up with a higher electric bill and cold floors.

You don't have to live with an energy wasting crawl space. The best way to cut your electric bill and warm your floors is to encapsulate your crawl space.

Crawl space encapsulation is the process of sealing your crawl space from outside elements and conditioning the air. Not only will this end up saving you money on your electric bill but it will also keep pests and mold out.

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